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6 Students Injured in Salem School Bus Crash

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Amanda Tejuca1 year ago

A school bus crash in Salem, Massachusetts sent six children to the hospital on Thursday afternoon.

About the School Bus Crash

According to CBS, fire officials say the bus was making a turn when a car travelling in the opposite direction crashed into the rear of the bus. The crash occurred at Mason and North Street.

The bus was reportedly transporting students from Nathaniel Bowditch School.

The injuries were minor, and the driver of the car was hospitalized and cited for speeding.

School Bus Accident Statistics

  • According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 340,039 fatal motor vehicle traffic crashes from 2004-2013.
  • Of those, 1,214 (0.4%) were classified as school-transportation-related.
  • From 2004 to 2013, there were 1,344 people killed in school-transportation-related crashes—an average of 134 fatalities per year.
  • Occupants of school transportation vehicles accounted for 8 percent of the fatalities, and non-occupants (pedestrians, bicyclists, etc.) accounted for 21 percent of the fatalities.

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